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Wes Murphy’s Assault Rifle

It was a hard-hearted jury last week that turned a deaf ear to most of the pleadings of Wesley Murphy’s lawyer, public defender Jonathan Opet. The jury refused to believe…

Ricochets

Carlos Gutierrez was charged with negligent discharge of a firearm, even though it was the first day of hunting season and Mr. Gutierrez was way up in the National Forest.…

Loaded For Bear

The prelim for Eugene ‘Bear’ Lincoln and his sister Sonia Lincoln began last week and ended severed, like a live worm, both ends wriggling inconclusively on the conscience of the…

Murders On Hold

All of the county’s current homicide cases are on hold. There’s quite a few and with one thing and another, all have stalled out. Let’s start with a couple we…

Charm Day At The County Courthouse

Charm Day At The County Courthouse

It has taken a long time to get Thessalonian Love back into court. Since his conviction by a jury for trying to abduct a Point Arena minor and sell her…

Happy New Year, Ricardo!

Happy New Year, Ricardo!

Winner of 2016’s Lucky To Be Alive Award, Ricardo Garcia, was sentenced to five years in prison early Tuesday afternoon by Judge Ann Moorman. The did not deviate from the…

Faulder Sworn In

Faulder Sworn In

A row of black robes, a jury of nine, as best I could count, were the sitting and retired judges who attended the swearing in of Mendo’s newest judge, The…

Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017

Goodbye to Judges David Nelson and Richard Henderson, who are both retiring. Goodbye to prosecutor and memoirist Timothy Stoen, who is retiring for health reasons, or would otherwise stay on…

Neither Snow Nor Rain Nor Random Physical Assault…

The scene of the crime was the upscale Park Place Apartments, alongside shady Orr Creek bridge at 621 North State Street. The time was 2:30 the sunny afternoon of October…

Melodrama In The Haunted House

It was a spooky old Victorian farmhouse with a lot of furniture and boxes piled up in front of the door because the home’s occupants said 400 zombies armed…

Flip The Muffins While I Beat This Guy To Death

The preliminary examination of the evidence against Joshua R. Ruoff in the murder of a co-worker, Timothy Sweeting, at a pot pharm on the Charlie Hurt Highway near Covelo last…

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